Move aside, stoner culture: Cannahealth is the future

Ohana Cannabis Co (formerly East Bay Therapeutics)

The world of cannabis is changing rapidly. With legalizations sprouting and popping up all over, the scene is always evolving. And with that evolution emerges a new scene: CannaHealth.

Stoners, you don’t have to go away completely. Just make some room for cannabis health.

The future of cannabis use intersects with health. We’ve all heard about the benefits of CBD for your health. Here is an article breaking it down scientifically, explaining how it physiologically works with your body.

Even its psychoactive, mind-altering cousin THC is useful for pain relief, which is a valid form of addressing physical pain (mind-body connection; mind can amplify physical pain with its focus). Here is an article doing the same for THC.

It has become apparent with cannabis wellness centers emerging, such as Ohana Cannabis Co in the Bay Area. This is one of many, and it is a mecca for health-focused cannabis users. They have yoga classes, hikes, a cannabis cocktail bar, nutrition and education classes, hikes, and more, infusing cannabis with health.

My humble opinion is that cannabis is a gateway plant, opening the door to plant medicine.

Being an avid plant medicine user, I actually don’t use cannabis as often as one might expect. Instead, I use an abundance of other herbs such as damiana, rose, cardamom, lemon balm, and more.

I make tinctures from scratch, which are much easier than you think. This also provides another option to get away from smoking weed, in addition to ingesting edibles.

Try enjoying your cannabis in various ways, and pay attention to how it impacts your mind and body.

Stephanie Zhu is a freelance writer covering the sectors of health & wellness, cannabis, and sustainability. She is also a healer, a massage therapist, and Reiki practitioner. Learn more about her at, and on Instagram as @themysticdreamer.